Communication is so easy these days with all the online methods of staying in touch. So why is it so difficult to stay connected with those in our lives that do matter to us? It seems that no matter what the technology we use is that we have an in-built human nature of allowing it to wait too long before we get in touch and then it seems a bit awkward. So here are a few times in life we should make sure we stay in touch.
When Travelling Abroad
If you choose to go abroad for an extended period of time, it’s easy to get a bit lost, not physically but emotionally and even if you are having the experience of a lifetime you can at times feel a little overwhelmed and homesick. Take this opportunity to reconnect with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and you’ll be surprised how overjoyed people will be to hear you taking time out of your experience to have a chat with them over the phone or via video chat. Just be sure to check to avoid excessive roaming charges.
After Having Kids
One of the classic game-changers in life is having kids and it’s almost inevitable that you will neglect certain friendships, especially those who don’t have kids. So it’s always a good idea to make sure you find some time to reconnect with those friends, make the time and have some child-free time which is really essential for you and your mental health.
If You (or your kids) Are Off To University
Staying in touch with the home can be really beneficial when a young person goes away to study. Whether they are off to cambridge or oxford or just a college down the road then it’s still healthy to have a link with a home that provides that familiarity.
After Moving House
After moving house you may find that you are a little cut off for a while, especially if you have moved to a new area and don’t really know anyone. You could have a wait of up to 8 weeks in some areas to get the phone and broadband-connected so you are limited in your entertainment options as so much is streamed online these days. But with the power and connectivity of smartphones these days there are so many ways to stay in touch and just look at these best ways to make a video call. So take the time while you are not distracted by Netflix to reconnect with the real people in your life.
In A New Job
When you move jobs these days it’s easy to lose contacts as you might suddenly find that your phone, your email address and also your digital address book are gone as they were actually the property of your ex-employer. So be sure to back up any contacts you have made on these devices, be careful of any privacy and non-disclosure aspects of your previous contract so that you are not breaking any agreement to not use these contracts in your next position.